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Cool off with a Sweet Treat: Strawberry and Blackberry Popsicles
 

Cool off with a Sweet Treat: Strawberry and Blackberry Popsicles

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

Guest Blog Post Written by: Brittany Kuhl, dietetic intern at Texas Women's University.

Even though summer is coming to an end, it is still plenty hot outside; and there is nothing like a cool, sweet treat to beat the heat. Homemade fruit popsicles can be a fun and kid friendly treat to help cool down. They are super easy to make, perfect for getting the kids involved. Imagine how excited they will be to eat something they made themselves... they probably won’t even be able to wait for them to freeze! Most popsicle recipes require very few ingredients and can be customized in hundreds of ways, only limited by your imagination.

A New Way to Eat Fruit: Put Your Dessert on the Grill!
 

A New Way to Eat Fruit: Put Your Dessert on the Grill!

Monday, Sep 04, 2017

If you have never used your grill or grill pan to grill your fruit, you must try it on your Labor Day cookout. It only takes a few minutes but this dramatically transforms the flavors of the fruit, creating a spectacular dessert option for a warm summer night.

The grilling process takes fruit to another level! Grilling causes the sugars in fruits to caramelize, releasing a sweet, nutty flavor. Caramelization is a type of non-enzymatic browning reaction that involves the removal of water and the breakdown of the sugar when sugar is exposed to very high heat.

What to pair grilled fruits with: Grilled fruits pairs nicely with pork chops, bacon, cheese, can be found on salads or topped with ice cream and chocolate as a decadent dessert.

9 Tips for the Work Week Traveler
 

9 Tips for the Work Week Traveler

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

 9 Tips for the Work Week Traveler

 

 

Summertime trips are nearing an end since families are gearing back up for the new school year. While traveling may be limited for some during the school year, there are still those that must travel for work on a regular basis. Whether you are a weekly traveler or monthly, there are some key principles to remember to help you stay on track. 

1.Stay Hydrated.

With your schedule being thrown off or being in meetings all day, it is easy to forget to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is a key component of fighting off fatigue. Make a point to pick up a water bottle once you land at the airport to make it easier to stay hydrated. If you must, set timers on your phone to remind you to drink.

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